October Anchor

 

The Anchor October         

For All the Saints

“And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on; And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing His love for me, And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on, and through eternity I’ll sing on.”

-What Wondrous Love Is This LSB 543 stz. 4

I know it’s only October and All Saints Day isn’t until November 1st,  and even then we won’t be celebrating and observing it until November 4th, but I am beginning to think about it and plan for it. All Saints Day is a day of the Church Year when we take a moment to remember and give thanks for all the saints who have gone before us and passed down the faith to us. While this includes all those in the Old and New Testament, all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and disciples, along with the church fathers and reformers and all the rest, it also includes more recent saints. For some of us, those might be great-grandparents or grandparents, parents or friends, a husband or wife, or even children whom we remember. Because of this, these relationships and the meaning these people had and continue to have in our lives, All Saints Day can be an extremely emotional day.

But in celebrating All Saints Day, we do not remember these people for their own sake or merit, but for Christ’s. That is why the first reading for that day from Revelation 7 depicts them all as clothed in white robes. This is truly a beautiful, comforting, and emotional picture give to us by Scripture. We remember and celebrate the work of Christ for those who have passed away. We remember and celebrate that Christ laid aside His crown for the souls of our loved ones, that as much as we love them, Christ loved them even more, laying down his life for them that they may live eternally and be free from death.

I know I have talked about my grandpa many times, especially in connection with All Saints Day, and so I will again. He was the faithful rock and head of the household and  family in my life that rain or shine, sleet or snow, sickness or health was in his pew every Sunday until he was no longer physically able to be there. He was my example of a faithful man and leader of a family and congregation whom I loved, and still love dearly. All Saints Day is the day I get to celebrate him in church, but not him, but the faith God had given him which he instilled in me to his dying day and to this day.

I will never forget his funeral. I will never forget the hymn What Wondrous Love Is This, the hymn of the day for his funeral, and the beautiful Gospel it proclaims for my grandpa and for me. So on All Saints Day, we will be singing this hymn in memory of him and God’s work for him together “While millions join the theme, I will sing,” with you, my grandfather, and all of our loved ones, of God’s wondrous love for us.

And I want to give you the chance to do the same for your loved ones. I would like to take song requests for All Saints Day in loving memory of those who have gone before us in the faith. If there is a hymn that reminds you of the faith of one of your loved ones, I would like to know, and I would like to sing it with you on All Saints Day in memory of what God has done for them in Christ. Whether it is a hymn from their funeral, one of their favorites, or one that always reminds you of them, please let me know that we might sing it together, along with all the saints, remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus for them that though they have died, yet they live and will be raised on the Last Day when we will get to stand beside them and sing to God and to the Lamb we will sing, and through eternity, we’ll sing on. I’ll sing on. Amen.

With all the singing saints in Christ,

Pastor Simek

 

 

Stewardship Corner

September Attendance

 

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
9/2 49/53 5 9/8
9/9 60/51 5 10/7
9/16 62/54 6 8/6
9/23 76/62 3 7/9
9/30 64/57 4 8

 

 

September Financial Report

 

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
9/2 162 1255
9/9 221 2320 140
9/16 246 2066 100
9/23 465 1370 409
9/30 94 1985 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October at your service…

 

Elders

 

Rick Whyers and Travis Trisler

 

 

Altar Guild

 

Ed & Deb Basham

 

Ushers

 

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,

Nathan Martin

 

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

 

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;

Randy & Travis Trisler

 

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire

                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

 

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

 

 

\Acolytes

 

October

7     Samantha Strubberg

14   Chloe White

21   Ava Roberts

28   Emily Strubberg

News & Notes

Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and make the auction go so well. Glory be to God for his gifts. The current final total is $12,531.20.

 

Sunshine Circle News

The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

 

Bible Class

Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

 

Season of the Church Challenge

Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

Catechesis

has begun Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. All students in fourth grade and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your child will be in class but you were unable to attend the parent meeting, please speak with Pastor so he can be sure to have enough materials available for class. Please pray for our catechumens.

 

Catechumen Sponsors

We are again looking for people to sponsor our catechumens by praying for them, encouraging them, and paying for the expenses of the class, such as books. More information is available on the signup in the narthex.

 

Newsletter Items

Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

 

 

Contact Updates

If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Mornings

General Schedule

Sunday School

8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

 

Bible Class

8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Divine Service

9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Bible Class

11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

 

 

 

Our Church Family

October Prayer Partners

 

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:

Week of October 7 Nick & Robin Manns, Josh, Ailee

Week of October 14 Jason & Jennifer Morgan, Emily, Samantha, Lincoln

Week of October 21 Vance & Kelly Miller, Karley, Nicholas, & *Andrew

Week of October 28 Elke Monroe

 

October  Birthdays

1                   Dr. Assar

3                   Matthew Baecht

4                   Sharon Butler

6                   Nichole Lewis

10                 Ella LeBlanc

12                 Debbie Basham

13                 Sara Stiles

18                 Reagan Walters

23                 Jeff Blasa

24                 Anita Assar

24                 Elizabeth Morgan

26                 Trevor Sedlacek

28                 Tim Butler

28                 Ed Pointer

 

 

 

 

 

October Anniversaries

4        Ed & Darlene Gowin

5        Roy & Barb Young

10      Dr. Abbas & Anita Assar

10      Nick & Robin Manns

21      Steve & Maggie Bick

24      Travis & Crystal Trisler

25      Jim & Korri Ontis

26      Jim & Angela Sharich

 

 

Thanks to Jamie Green for baking the cupcakes for September. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes.

 

 

October 2018

 

Wed Oct 3, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 7, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

6pm Catechesis Class

11pm Elders Meeting

 

Mon Oct 8, 2018

All day Columbus Day

 

Wed Oct 10, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 14, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

11am Council Meeting

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 17, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 21, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

11am Quarterly Voters Meeting

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 24, 2018

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class

 

Sun Oct 28, 2018

8:15am Bible Class

8:30am Sunday School

9:30am Divine Service

6pm Catechesis Class

 

Wed Oct 31, 2018

All day Halloween

Calendar: Holidays in United States

9:30am Sunshine Circle

11am Bible Class6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

 

 

September Anchor

       The Whole Armor of God for War
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”-Ephesians 6:11
“A mighty fortress is our God, A trusty shield and weapon.” -A Mighty Fortress Is Our God LSB 656 stz. 1 

By September, most, if not all, kids are back in school and “normal” schedules resume for parents, teachers, and for the kids themselves. Vacations and time off have been taken, and, theoretically, we are rested, refreshed, and ready to resume real life once more. I pray, that part of resuming the normal habits of life include resuming coming to church. This is my prayer for you, not for my sake, that I might boast in our attendance, but for yours.
Our Epistle reading for the first Sunday in September is from Ephesians chapter 6:10-20. I quoted just one verse above to try to summarize the reading and its focus which is this: everyday, in summer, fall, winter, and spring, you stand against the schemes of the devil, wrestling not just with flesh and blood, but with all sorts of forces and influences seen and unseen, known and unknown, and the only way we can withstand their constant assaults is to put on the whole armor of God.
Along with Ephesians six, the most famous Luther hymn, A Mighty Fortress, tells us what that armor is, it is God himself delivered to us in Word and Sacrament. For us to withstand the constant, daily, continual assaults of the devil, those we know and can recognize and those that we don’t even realize are effecting and influencing us, we ought to remain in God’s Word.
And God does not give us just one piece of armor. He does not send us into this battle with just a shield or a helmet or a breastplate, but with a whole suit of armor. He equips us and straps armor onto us with His word in many ways. Some of them you get in the Divine Service, the absolution, his Word read and preached, and the Lord’s Supper, but some of them are given outside of the Divine Service as well, through Bible class, daily devotions, and prayer, just to name a few. And to be as prepared as we can possibly be to stand against the devil and withstand evil, Bible class, devotions, and prayer are valuable pieces of armor and to be without them is to be vulnerable to attack like a soldier walking into battle without a helmet, a shield, or a breastplate.
Since Pentecost (May 20) and the beginning of the Season of the Church and the challenge I issued, we have had over 66% (over 2/3) of our member in worship (which is good), but we have only averaged 66 people in worship each Sunday (not as good). We have also had 15% of our members in Bible class and averaged 12 people (including both Sunday and Wednesday classes) per week, which is 18% of our average worship attendance (which is not great either). These numbers would suggest that we as Hope Lutheran Church may be vulnerable and under-equipped to stand in battle against the devil.
So I pray for you, I encourage and urge you, put on the whole armor of God. Do not face the devil alone or without the trusty armor, shield, and weapon that God gives to you in his Word or you will surely fail. Come and receive God’s gifts. Receive Jesus crucified for you for the forgiveness of your sins. Fasten on the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, put on as shoes the readiness given by the gospel of peace, take up the shield of faith that can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one, take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God, praying at all times. These are God’s gifts readily given to you for your good to protect you and give to you eternal life.
In the armor of God,
Pastor Simek

August Attendance 

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
8/5 74/67 8 7/6
8/12 60/51 3 8
8/19 62/54 8 11/4
8/26 76/62 5 11/7

August Financial Report 

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
8/5 368 1600   235
8/12 412 1840   405
8/19 195 2040   490
8/26 179 1780 100 117
 
 
 September at your service… 

Elders

Rick Whyers and Travis Trisler

Altar Guild

Ed & Deb Basham

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,
Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;
                        Randy & Travis Trisler

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire
                        Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler
 

Acolytes

September

2          Emily Strubberg
9          Chloe White             
16        Ava Roberts
23        Carter Raines          
30        Ella Roberts

Silent Auction
 Thank you to everyone who helped prepare and make the auction go so well. Glory be to God for his gifts. Stay tuned for the final amount raised.

Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able! 

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Season of the Church Challenge  
Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

Catechesis
Will resume Sunday September 16that 6:00 p.m. All students in fourth grade and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your child will be in class but you were unable to attend the parent meeting, please speak with Pastor so he can be sure to have enough materials available for class.

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com 

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School
8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier! 

Bible Class
8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service
9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Wednesday

Bible Class
11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

Contact Updates
If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

September Prayer Partners
 We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:
 Week of September 2 Jim & Kelly Little, Zander, Dane & Taryn
Week of September 9 J.D. Lyming
Week of September 16 Jim & Noreen Manns
Week of September 23 Nick & Robin Manns, Josh, Ailee
Week of September 30 Jason & Jennifer Morgan, Emily, Samantha, Lincoln 
September  Birthdays
3                   Randy Neal
4                   Joey Greene
7                   Ed Basham
8                   Pastor Simek
8                   Jennifer Morgan
10                 Gary Kallal
13                 Kelly Little
14                 J.D. Lyming
17                 Alexandra Towell
18                 Heidi O’Neal
20                 Zander Little
20                 Amy Deist
22                 Cary Roberts
24                 Kelly Miller
24                 Amelia Singleton
25                 Ethan Curry
26                 Linda Blasa
26                 Garret Blasa
29                 Steve Bick
29                 Johanna Franklin
Thanks to Jamie Green for baking the cupcakes for August. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes. 

September Anniversaries

4 Ed & Darlene Gowin
5 Roy & Barb Young
10 Dr. Abbas & Anita Assar
10 Nick & Robin Manns
21 Steve & Maggie Bick

 

September 2018

Sun Sep 2, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
11pm – 11:30pm Elders Meeting

Mon Sep 3, 2018
All day Labor Day

Wed Sep 5, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 9, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
11am – 11:30am Council Meeting

Wed Sep 12, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Thu Sep 13, 2018
12pm – 6pm Red Cross Blood Drive

Sun Sep 16, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Wed Sep 19, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 23, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Wed Sep 26, 2018
9:30am – 11am Sunshine Circle
11am – 12pm Bible Class

Sun Sep 30, 2018
8:15am – 9:15am Bible Class
8:30am – 9:15am Sunday School
9:30am – 10:30am Divine Service
6pm – 7pm Catechesis Class

Copyright © 2018 Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville, All rights reserved. 
This is your Monthly Anchor Newsletter 

Our mailing address is: 

Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville

1009 N State St

Jerseyville, IL 62052-1111

August Anchor

The Supper Or Not the Supper?
“Now, my tongue, the myst’ry telling Of the glorious body sin, And the blood, all price excelling, Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King, Once on earth among us dwelling, Shed for this world’s ransoming.”
-Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling LSB 630 stz. 1

The Supper Or Not the Supper?
In the month of August, three out of the four Gospel readings are from the Gospel of St. John, the sixth chapter. The first 21 verses are left out of the read through of this chapter of John because we got them, or at least their Markan parallel, in July with the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:30-44 and John 6:1-15) and Jesus walking on water (Mark 6:45-56 and John 6:16-21). The remainder of John 6 is sometimes called the “Bread of Life Discourse” as Jesus talks about being the Bread of Life.
This is actually a very controversial passage in many Lutheran circles. The controversy revolves around the question of whether or not Jesus is talking about the Lord’s Supper. Obviously, in John 6, early in the Gospel, Jesus has not had the Last Supper with His disciples yet, but the question remains about whether this points to the Supper or not? Luther says that Jesus is not talking about the Lord’s Supper here as he addresses and refutes Calvin’s claim that the Supper is not the physical body and blood of Jesus, but only the spiritual body and blood, especially in reference to verse 63 (“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all.”). So Luther denying that this is the Lord’s Supper is within the context of a larger theological debate, but nevertheless I (and most Lutherans) are usually pretty hesitant to disagree with Luther, even when Jesus says things like, “Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” (Jn. 6:54-55)
So is Jesus talking about the Lord’s Supper or not? Rev. Dr. Weinrich, seminary professor in Fort Wayne, author of the Concordia Commentary Series on the book of John, and one of the leading, foremost living Lutheran scholars on the book of John says no, and yes. He says, “no” at the beginning of this discourse, but, “yes,” by the end. At the beginning of the discourse (v. 22-51), Jesus speaks only of the bread, and it seems he is speaking not of the Supper, but of the crucifixion. After that though, Jesus changes and begins talking about eating and drinking, which had not been mentioned before. It is there where Dr. Weinrich believes Jesus moves from talking about the crucifixion to talking about the Supper.
Obviously, there are some fine and complexed theological points in this whole thing, but either way, it does not change what we believe about the Lord’s Supper. And as we read through (and I preach through) John 6, I would suggest that when we talk about the Supper, we are talking about the crucifixion, and when we talk about the crucifixion, we talk about the Supper. The two are intimately connected, and I would be hesitant to separate one from the other. Just as Baptism delivers Jesus to us, so, too, does the Supper. The cross and its benefits are delivered to us through the body and blood of Jesus in, with, and under the bread and wine for us Christians to eat and to drink. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (1 Cor. 11:26) “And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” (Jn. 6:51). In the Supper, you receive the body and blood of Christ given and shed for you on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins. In the Supper, you receive the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ
In the body (and blood) of Christ,
Pastor Simek

July Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
7/1 75/52 8 7/6
7/8 62/52 3 8
7/15 62/52 3 11/4
7/22 54/46 5 11/7
7/29 75/56 3 7/x

July Financial Report

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
7/1 197 1735 350
7/8 58 1725 50
7/15 302 2978 140
7/22 270.50 1875
7/29 170 2495 240

August at your service…

Elders

Travis Trisler and Tim Van Hovelin

Altar Guild

Ruth Ficker, Rosemary Seehausen &
Ethel Mae Summers

Ushers

First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,
Nathan Martin

Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,

Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;
Randy & Travis Trisler

Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire
Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel

Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes

August
5 Ava Roberts
12 Emily Strubberg
19 Chloe White
26 Ava Roberts

Silent Auction
donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Sign up sheets for “day of” service are out on the silent auction table. Please sign up for what you would like to help with. Next meeting is Tuesday, August 13th @ 5 pm. We will be training helpers and setting up the tables at this time also.

Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions. Please join them when you are able!

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Season of the Church Challenge
Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School
8:30-9:15 a.m. All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

Bible Class
8:15-9:15 a.m. If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service
9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Wednesday

Bible Class
11:00 a.m. The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

Contact Updates
If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.
August Prayer Partners

We pray particularly for these brothers and sisters in Christ:
Week of August 5: Gary & Jan Kallal
Week of August 12: Blake & Nicole Lewis and Elizabeth Morgan
Week of August 19: Steve & Kelli LeBlanc
Week of August 26: Christopher & Trish LeBlanc, Austin, Mason, & Ella, & *Nolan

August Birthdays
August 1 Rebekah Whyers
August 4 Joan Brown
August 4 Mary Ann Husmann
August 4 Yvonne Hartmann
August 9 Doloris Burnett
August 11 Jovee Hileman
August 13 Susan Jones
August 14 Samuel Baecht
August 16 Henry Bick
August 17 Marvin Frazer
August 19 Elke Monroe
August 21 Kristi Greene
August 21 Josh Manns
August 22 Ruth Ficker
August 22 Rebecca Greene
August 24 Bennie Morris

Thank You Joan Brown for baking the cupcakes for July and to Kim Frazer and the Thomas family for purchasing the materials for July. And thanks to Ruth and Leroy Stiles for purchasing supplies for the August and September cakes.

August Anniversaries
August 2 Bob & Carol Skibbe
August 14 Richard & Rosalyn Angel
August 17 Steve & Kelli LeBlanc
August 25 Randy & Mary Neal
August 26 Dennis & Brandi Smith

Sunshine Circle August 1, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 5, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 5, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 5, 2018 9:30 am More information

Voters Meeting August 5, 2018 11:00 am More information

Summer Food Drive August 6, 2018 10:00 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 8, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 8, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 12, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 12, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 12, 2018 9:30 am More information

Council Meeting August 12, 2018 11:00 am More information

Summer Food Drive August 13, 2018 10:00 am More information

Silent Auction Meeting August 13, 2018 6:00 pm More information

Sunshine Circle August 15, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 15, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 19, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 19, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 19, 2018 9:30 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 22, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 22, 2018 11:00 am More information

Bible Class August 26, 2018 8:15 am More information

Sunday School August 26, 2018 8:30 am More information

Divine Service August 26, 2018 9:30 am More information

Sunshine Circle August 29, 2018 9:30 am More information

Bible Class August 29, 2018 11:00 am More information

Copyright © 2018 Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville, All rights reserved.
This is your Monthly Anchor Newsletter

Our mailing address is:
Hope Lutheran Church Jerseyville
1009 N State St
Jerseyville, IL 62052-1111

Service Folder July 22 2018

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com 618-410-9827

 

 

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 22, 2018

Divine Service, Setting I

LSB p. 151

  

Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

Bold Print spoken in unison where applicable.

 

Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn:  “Lord of Our Life”                      LSB 659

Confession & Absolution                               LSB 151

 

Service of the Word

Introit

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;

make melody to our God on the lyre!

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth;

he makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the beasts their food,

and to the young ravens that cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,

nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him,

in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

You open your hand;

you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

 

Kyrie                                                                 LSB 152

This Is the Feast                                                LSB 155

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                 LSB 156

Heavenly Father, though we do not deserve Your goodness, still You provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may  acknowledge Your gifts, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                            Jeremiah 23:1-6

1“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. 3Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be

 

 

fruitful and multiply. 4I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.

5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’

 

Gradual

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!

How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

For from him and through him and to him are all things.

To him be glory forever. Amen.

 

Epistle Reading                                           Ephesians 2:11-22

11Remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—

12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

 

Alleluia                                                              LSB 156

 

Holy Gospel                                              Mark 6:30-44

30The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And

 

taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he

divided the two fish among them all. 42And they all ate and were satisfied. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

 

Nicene Creed                                                    LSB 158

 

Hymn of the Day:  “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” LSB 709

 

Sermon

Prayer of the Church

Offertory                                                           LSB 159

Offering

 

Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                             LSB 160

Sanctus                                                             LSB 161

Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Words of Our Lord                                  LSB 162

Proclamation of Christ

Lord’s Prayer

Pax Domini                                                       LSB 163

Agnus Dei

 

Distribution Hymns: 625, 642, 572, 805

 

Thank the Lord                                                LSB 164

Post Communion Collect                               LSB 166

Benediction

 

Closing Hymn:  “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want” LSB 710

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

 

Announcements 

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

618-410-9827 hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com

https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/

 

July 22, 2018

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

 

Hope’s Calendar

 

Sunday, July 22             8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

                                          8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

                                           9:30 a.m.              Divine Service

                                         11:00 a.m.            Voters Meeting

 

Wednesday, July 18       9:30 a.m.              Sunshine Circle

                                             11:00 a.m.            Bible Class

 

Sunday, July 22                      8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

                                                   8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

                                                  9:30 a.m.              Divine Service

                            

         

Birthdays

July 22

Rick Whyers

July 23

Morgan Stemm

July 25

Tanner Ontis

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 54 Communion 46

Sunday School 5   Bible Class 11/ 7

 

 Announcements

 

Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 26 and the story of Isaac. 

Silent Auction donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Sign up sheets for “day of” service are out on the silent auction table. Please sign up for what you would like to help with. Next meeting is Tuesday, August 13th @ 5 pm. We will be training helpers and setting up the tables at this time also.

Summer Food sign up is available in the narthex. If you are able to help on any Monday this summer please sign up so we know we have enough help. We need a minimum of four people each Monday from June 11-August 13. You must have a background check to be able to help.

 

Season of the Church Challenge

% of Members in Worship

62%

 (­ 0%)

# of Visitors in Worship

25

(­ 0)

% of Members in Bible Class

14%

(­ 0% )

 

Season of the Church Challenge is on! Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

Youth Higher Things Report will be after service on July 29th. Share a meal with us as our youth tell you about their experience at Higher Things this summer.

 

Voters Meeting is today following service.

Printed copies of the July Anchor are available in the narthex

 

*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Greg.

Helping in the Lord’s House

 

Sunday, July 22

Music:    Erinn Hileman

Ushers: Rick Angel, Kris McGuire, Eric Trisler, Tim Van Hoveln

Acolyte: Emily Strubberg

 

Sunday, July 29

Music:    Trislers

Ushers:  Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolyte: Chloe White

 

Serving in July

Lead Elder:  Rick Whyers        Assisting Elder: Travis Trisler

Altar Guild:  Tim and Sharon Butler         

 

Offering

July 15

Sunday School

0.00

Plate

302.00

Envelope

2978.00

Auction / Small Catechism

125.00
15.00

Total

3280.00

Needed Each Week

2264.78

Debt Fund

0.00

Improvements

00.00

Building Fund Accumulative Total

996.36

 

 

Service Folder July 15 2018

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com 618-410-9827

 

  

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 15 2018

Divine Service, Setting IV

LSB p. 203

Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

Bold Print spoken in unison where applicable.

 

Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn: “Lord of Our Life  -LSB 659

Confession & Absolution            –LSB 203


Service of the Word

Introit

For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy!

In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Enter not into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,

for in you I trust.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life!

In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

 

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 204

Gloria in Excelsis

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                              LSB 205

O Lord, You granted Your prophets strength to resist the temptations of the devil and courage to proclaim repentance. Give us pure hearts and minds to follow Your Son faithfully even into suffering and death; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                        Amos 7:7–15

7This is what [the Lord God] showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.

8And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,

“Behold, I am setting a plumb line

in the midst of my people Israel;

I will never again pass by them;

9the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,

and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,

and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”

10Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said,

“‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,

and Israel must go into exile

away from his land.’”

12And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there, 13but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”

14Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, “I was no prophet, nor a prophet’s son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs. 15But the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’

 

Gradual

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!

How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

For from him and through him and to him are all things.

To him be glory forever. Amen.

 

Epistle Reading                                                             Ephesians 1:3–14

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

 

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 205

 

Holy Gospel                                                                       Mark 6:14–29

14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. 18For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your

brother’s wife.” 19And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 23And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 24And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

 

 

 

July 15, 2018

 

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

 

Hope’s Calendar

 

 

 

Sunday, July 15             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

 

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

 

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service

 

                                     1  1:00 a.m.                      Council Meeting

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 18        9:30 a.m.                       Sunshine Circle

 

11:00 a.m.                      Bible Class

 

 

 

Sunday, July 22             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

 

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

 

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service

 

                                       11:00 a.m.                      Voters Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

Birthdays

 

July 15 Cliff Neal
July 16 Angie Sharich
July 17 Clint Deist
July 18 Kelli LeBlanc
July 18 Alan Nevlin
July 19 Sophie Martin
July 19 Linda Van Hoveln
July 20 Haley Nevlin
July 21 Emily Strubberg
July 21 Floyd Greene
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 62 Communion 52

 

Sunday School 3   Bible Class 11 / 4

 

 

 

Announcements

 

 

 

Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 25 the death and decedents of Abraham.

 

Silent Auction donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 17th @ 6 pm.

 

Summer Food sign up is available in the narthex. If you are able to help on any Monday this summer please sign up so we know we have enough help. We need a minimum of four people each Monday from June 11-August 13. You must have a background check to be able to help.

 

 

 

Season of the Church Challenge

 

% of Members in Worship 62%  (­ 1%)
# of Visitors in Worship 25 (­ 0)
% of Members in Bible Class 14% (­ 1% )

 

 

 

Season of the Church Challenge is on! Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

 

 

Youth Higher Things Report will be after service on July 29th. Share a meal with us as our youth tell you about their experience at Higher Things this summer.

 

 

 

Voters Meeting next Sunday, July 22nd following service.

 

 

 

Printed copies of the July Anchor are available in the narthex

 

 

 

 

 

*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Greg.

 

 

 

Helping in the Lord’s House

 

 

 

Sunday, July 15

 

Music:         Jeanne Roth

 

Ushers:        Rick Angel, Mike Roth, Jim Manns, Randy & Travis Trisler

 

Acolyte:      Ava Roberts

 

 

 

Sunday, July 22

 

Music:         Erinn Hileman

 

Ushers:        Rick Angel, Kris McGuire, Eric Trisler, Tim Van Hoveln

 

Acolyte:      Emily Strubberg

 

 

 

 

 

Serving in July

 

Lead Elder:  Rick Whyers           Assisting Elder: Travis Trisler

 

Altar Guild:  Tim and Sharon Butler

 

 

 

Offering July 8
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 58.00
Envelope 1725.00
Auction 50.00
Total 1783.00
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 00.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36

 

 

In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Mary Ann Husmann

For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:

Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, Doris Sibley, J.D. Lyming

 

For those who are sick, injured, or in any need:

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Elaine Jilek (cancer); Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Edna Woolsey; Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Nicole Lewis; Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); Mark Schlieper (Susy’s nephew-cancer); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Morgan (Merritt) Johnson (Judy White’s granddaughter); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Leroy Stiles (continued recovery); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Molly Kallal (Niece of the Kallal’s-continued recovery); Jeffrey Abbot (friend of the Baecht’s – cancer); Melissa Butler

 

For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

Nichole Lewis, Laura Hemmer

In thanksgiving for the birth of Owen Cordell Angel

In thanksgiving for the birth of Madeline Sarah Speckhard

In thanksgiving for the birth of Audrey Jeanne Zilm

In thanksgiving for the birth of Elaise Schmidt

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

  

Submitting Prayer Request

To submit a prayer request, please do one of the following:

        Write it on a yellow prayer request car ( found in each pew)

The request card may be given to an Usher, Pastor, or left on the

Secretary’s desk.

        Call the church office (618)498-3423

Email it to hopelutheran@gtec.com

Please note:  Prayers for ‘ill/recovering’ are listed for three weekends (unless specifically requested otherwise). If, at that time you would like your request to remain on the list, simply resubmit it. Thank you!

July 8th Service Folder

Hope Lutheran Church

 

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

 

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

 

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

 

Pastor Brett Simek

 

hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com 618-410-9827

 

 

 

 

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

July 8, 2018

 

Divine Service, Setting I

 

LSB p. 151

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

 

Bold Print spoken in unison where applicable.

 

 

 

Preparatory Rite

 

Opening Hymn:  “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”        LSB 849

 

Confession & Absolution                               LSB 151

 

 

 

Service of the Word

 

Introit

 

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!

 

Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

For the LORD has chosen Zion;

 

he has desired it for his dwelling place:

 

“This is my resting place forever;

 

here I will dwell, for I have de sired it.

 

I will abundantly bless her provisions

 

I will satisfy her poor with bread.

 

Her priests I will clothe with salvation,

 

and her saints will shout for joy.”

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

 

and to the Holy Spirit;

 

as it was in the beginning,

 

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!

 

Blessèd is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

 

 

Kyrie                                                                 LSB 152

 

This Is the Feast                                                LSB 155

 

 

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                 LSB 156

 

O God, Your almighty power is made known chiefly in showing mercy. Grant us the fullness of Your grace that we may be called to repentance and made partakers of Your heavenly treasures; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

 

 

Old Testament Reading                                   Ezekiel 2:1-5

 

1 He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.”

 

2And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. 4The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ 5And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gradual

 

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!

 

How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

 

For from him and through him and to him are all things.

 

To him be glory forever. Amen.

 

 

 

Epistle Reading                                    2 Corinthians 12:1-10

 

1I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. 5On behalf of this man I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses. 6Though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 7So to keep me from being too elated by the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from being too elated. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

 

 

Alleluia                                                              LSB 156

 

 

 

Holy Gospel                                                Mark 6:1-13

 

1[Jesus] went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief.

 

And he went about among the villages teaching.

 

7And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicene Creed                                                    LSB 158

Hymn of the Day:  “Christ High-Ascended, Now in Glory Seated” LSB 840

 

Sermon

 

Prayer of the Church

 

Offertory                                                           LSB 159

 

Offering

 

Service of the Sacrament

 

Preface                                                             LSB 160

 

Sanctus                                                             LSB 161

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

The Words of Our Lord                                  LSB 162

 

Proclamation of Christ

 

Lord’s Prayer

 

Pax Domini                                                       LSB 163

 

Agnus Dei

 

 

Distribution Hymns: 572, 829, 643, 805

 

 

Thank the Lord                                                LSB 164

 

Post Communion Collect                               LSB 166

 

Benediction

 

 

 

Closing Hymn:  “Lord of Our Life”                        LSB 659

 

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

 

 

 Announcements

 

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

618-410-9827 hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com

https://www.facebook.com/HopeJerseyville/

  

 

July 8, 2018

 

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

 

Hope’s Calendar

 

 

 

Sunday, July 8            8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

 

8:30 a.m.                Sunday School

 

9:30 a.m.                Divine Service

 

                                 

 

Wednesday, July 11       9:30 a.m.              Sunshine Circle

 

11:00 a.m.            Bible Class

 

 

 

Sunday, July 15             8:15 a.m.              Bible Class

 

8:30 a.m.              Sunday School

 

9:30 a.m.              Divine Service

 

                         

     

 

Birthdays

 

July 6 Ailee Manns
July 13 Andrew Miller
July 15 Cliff Neal

 

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 62 Communion 52

 

Sunday School n/a   Bible Class 8 / (n/a)

 

 

 

Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 25 the death and decedents of Abraham.

 

Silent Auction donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Next meeting is Tuesday, July 17th @ 6 pm.

 

Summer Food sign up is available in the narthex. If you are able to help on any Monday this summer please sign up so we know we have enough help. We need a minimum of four people each Monday from June 11-August 13. You must have a background check to be able to help.

 

 

 

Season of the Church Challenge

 

% of Members in Worship 61%  (­ 1%)
# of Visitors in Worship 25 (­ 5)
% of Members in Bible Class 13% (­ 0% )

 

 

 

Season of the Church Challenge is on! Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him. 

 

Higher Things in Carbondale IL- Pastor will be going to the Higher Things conference in Carbondale IL for one day on July 13th. If you would like to come please contact him A.S.A.P.

 

 Printed copies of the July Anchor are available in the narthex

 

 

 

*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Greg.

 

Helping in the Lord’s House

 

Sunday, July 8

 

Music:    Erinn Hileman

 

Ushers: Rick Angel, Ed Basham

 

Acolyte: Chloe White

  

Sunday, July 15

 

Music:    Jeanne Roth

 

Ushers:  Rick Angel, Mike Roth, Jim Manns, Randy & Travis Trisler

 

Acolyte: Ava Roberts 

 

Serving in July

 

Lead Elder:  Rick Whyers        Assisting Elder: Travis Trisler

 

Altar Guild:  Tim and Sharon Butler

 

Offering July 8
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 197.10
Envelope 1735.00
Auction 0.00
Total 1932.10
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 300.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36

 

In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Janice Hill & George Hinson

 

For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:

Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, Doris Sibley, J.D. Lyming

 

For those who are sick, injured, or in any need:

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Elaine Jilek (cancer); Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Edna Woolsey; Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Nicole Lewis; Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); Mark Schlieper (Susy’s nephew-cancer); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Morgan (Merritt) Johnson (Judy White’s granddaughter); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Leroy Stiles (continued recovery); Tate & Jen Schmidt (Expecting a baby in July. Tate has a muscle disease giving their baby a 50/50 chance. Prayer for the baby’s health); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Angie Sharich (continued healing and recovery); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Molly Kallal (Niece of the Kallal’s-continued recovery)

 

For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

Nichole Lewis, Laura Hemmer

For the family of Richard Krotz (Father of Becky Nevlin )

 

In thanksgiving for the birth of Owen Cordell Angel

In thanksgiving for the birth of Madeline Sarah Speckhard

In thanksgiving for the birth of Audrey Jeanne Zilm

 

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

 

 

 

Submitting Prayer Request

To submit a prayer request, please do one of the following:

        Write it on a yellow prayer request car ( found in each pew)

The request card may be given to an Usher, Pastor, or left on the

Secretary’s desk.

        Call the church office (618)498-3423

Email it to hopelutheran@gtec.com

Please note:  Prayers for ‘ill/recovering’ are listed for three weekends (unless specifically requested otherwise). If, at that time you would like your request to remain on the list, simply resubmit it. Thank you!

July Anchor

Mission Opposition
“See round You ark the hungry billows curling; See how Your foes their banners are unfurling And with great spite their fiery darts are hurling. O Lord, preserve us.”
-Lord of Our Life LSB 659 stz. 2

It has been about a month now, a little more, that we have been in the Season of Pentecost, the Season of the Church, and have been keeping a close eye on the number of visitors and percent of members in worship and the percent of members in Bible class. How do you think we are doing? Did you expect that we would have as many as we have? Did you expect we would have less and fewer than we have? How has it been going for you as you have been inviting others, members and non-members alike, to church and Bible class?
If you have found it difficult not only to ask and invite, but have found your efforts to be generally fruitless and difficult, you are not alone. As we look forward to the Gospel readings of our lectionary in July, we see that we are actually in very good company. In this month’s readings, Jesus and the disciples face all sorts of opposition to the proclamation of the Gospel which is why our hymn of the month for July will be LSB 659, Lord of Our Life.
Our Gospel readings for the month of July are a pretty straight forward reading through the Gospel of Mark. July 1st is Mark 5:21-43 where Jesus faces an ill and eventually dead daughter of Jairus and a woman with a flow of blood. July 8th is Mark 6:1-13 where Jesus is unable to perform miracles in his hometown because of their doubt and then sends out his disciples. July 15th is Mark 6:14-29 where we get the account of the death of John the Baptist. July 22nd is Mark 6:30-44 where Jesus faces the hunger of thousands of people and feeds them. And July 29th is Mark 6:45-56 where Jesus faces a storm at sea (an image of the devil and the chaos he causes) threatening to drown and kill him and his disciples. At every turn, Jesus is facing opposition to the Gospel and the teaching and preaching of the Word.
So in our hymn of the month, we get a picture of the enemies of the Gospel surrounding and assaulting the Church. In the second stanza (quoted above), the earthly enemies of God and the Gospel are described. In the third stanza (you will just have to look this one up), worldly darkness and hell itself assail us. We should not be surprised when we meet opposition to proclaiming the Word of God in the world.
People are comfortable in their darkness. Both members and non-members alike get comfortable in their routines, some of which include church on a regular basis, some don’t; some include Bible class on a regular basis, some don’t. In preaching the Gospel and inviting others to church, not only are we asking people to leave their routine, but to change, to repent and turn from themselves and turn to the Word of God. And of course, there is going to be opposition to change. People are not comfortable with change. People are not comfortable with the Gospel.
Yet it is a necessary change for salvation. It is a change for their (and our) eternal good. It is a change which puts them (and us) on what seems to be the losing side of this war and under assault and siege and we just described, but it puts us on the side of God. It makes us enemies with sin, this world, the devil, and hell, but it makes us at peace with God. As the fourth stanza of the hymn goes (again, look it up), “Peace in our hearts… Peace in Your Church… Peace when the world its endless war is waging, Peace in Your heaven.” Even in the face of this seemingly endless war on earth, the Gospel of Christ and Him crucified for me, for you, and for our neighbors gives peace now and forever.

In the war and peace of Christ,
Pastor Simek

June Attendance

Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
6/3 67/52 n/a 7/8
6/10 67/57 3 8/7
6/17 65/55 6 9/7
6/24 65/54 8 X / 7

 

June Financial Report

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
6/3 297 1665 0
6/10 264 2085 25
6/17 208 2065
6/24 220 2065 40
July at
your service

Elders 
Rick Whyers and Travis Trisler

Altar Guild
Tim and Sharon Butler

Ushers 
First SundayRick Angel,
Jim Manns, Nathan Martin
Second SundayRick Angel,
Ed Basham,
Third SundayMike Roth, Rick Angel, Randy & Travis Trisler
Fourth SundayEric Trisler, Kris McGuire, Tim Van Hoveln,
Rick Angel
 Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolytes 
July
1                           Emily Strubberg
8                           Chloe White
15                         Ava Roberts
22                         Emily Strubberg
29                         Chloe White

Silent Auction Meeting
The silent auction donation baskets are out in the narthex. Please take a look at them and follow the directions listed above the basket board. If you have your own idea for a basket please fill out a slip at the table. Our next silent auction meeting will be July 17th @ 6pm.

Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

Higher Things
The Youth chose to attend the conference in July 3-6 at Carleton College, Northfield MN.
We currently have 7 youth and 2 chaperones registered.

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Season of the Church Challenge  
Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the
Third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School
8:30-9:15 a.m.  All children are welcome – bring a friend with you — the more the merrier!

Bible Class
8:15-9:15 a.m.  If you have never been before or haven’t been lately, join in the fellowship & learning. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Divine Service
9:30 a.m. Come worship and give thanks for all of the gifts God gives us.

Wednesday

Bible Class
11:00 a.m.  The same material as the Sunday class, just a bit later in the week.

Contact Updates
If you have not filled out a pink information sheet, please do so and give it to an usher or leave it in the church office mailbox. Thank you.

July 1, 2018 – Bible Class 1:15 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 1, 2018 – Sunday School 1:30 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 1, 2018 – Divine Service 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
July 2, 2018 – Summer Food Drive 3:00 pm-3:30 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 4, 2018 – Sunshine Circle 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
July 4, 2018 – Bible Class 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
July 8, 2018 – Bible Class 1:15 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 8, 2018 – Sunday School 1:30 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 8, 2018 – Divine Service 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
July 9, 2018 – Summer Food Drive 3:00 pm-3:30 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 11, 2018 – Sunshine Circle 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
July 11, 2018 – Bible Class 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
July 15, 2018 – Bible Class 1:15 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 15, 2018 – Sunday School 1:30 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 15, 2018 – Divine Service 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
July 16, 2018 – Summer Food Drive 3:00 pm-3:30 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 18, 2018 – Sunshine Circle 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
July 18, 2018 – Bible Class 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
July 22, 2018 – Bible Class 1:15 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 22, 2018 – Sunday School 1:30 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 22, 2018 – Divine Service 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
July 23, 2018 – Summer Food Drive 3:00 pm-3:30 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 25, 2018 – Sunshine Circle 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
July 25, 2018 – Bible Class 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
July 29, 2018 – Bible Class 1:15 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 29, 2018 – Sunday School 1:30 pm-2:15 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 1009 N State St, Jerseyville, IL 62052, USA
July 29, 2018 – Divine Service 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

6-16-2018 Service Folder

Hope Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

1009 North State Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052

(618) 498-3423 hopelutheran@gtec.com

Pastor Brett Simek

hopelutheranpastor@gtec.com 618-410-9827

 

 

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June, 17, 2018

Divine Service, Setting IV

LSB p. 203


Welcome to the Divine Service. Here, our Lord delights to lavish gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation upon His people. Please fill out an attendance card and pass it to the center aisle after the offering, where an usher will collect it.  Visitors are asked to speak with the pastor before communing here.

Bold Print spoken in unison where applicable.

 

Preparatory Rite

Opening Hymn:  “Preach You the Word“                                                       LSB 586

Confession & Absolution                                                                           LSB 203

 

Service of the Word

Introit

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

to sing praises to your name, O Most High.

The righteous flourish like the palm tree

and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

They are planted in the house of the LORD;

they flourish in the courts of our God.

They still bear fruit in old age;

they are ever full of sap and green,

to declare that the LORD is upright;

he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be forever. Amen.

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,

to sing praises to your name, O Most High.

 

Kyrie                                                                                         LSB 204

Gloria in Excelsis

 

Salutation and Collect of the Day                                              LSB 205

Blessed Lord, since You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

Old Testament Reading                                                 Ezekiel 17:22–24

22Thus says the Lord GOD: “I myself will take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out. I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and I myself will plant it on a high and lofty mountain. 23On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest. 24And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it.”

 

Gradual

Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,

and his greatness is unsearchable.

On your wondrous works, I will meditate,

and I will declare your greatness.

 

Epistle Reading                                                         2 Corinthians 5:1-10

1For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. 4For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

6So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

 

Alleluia                                                                                      LSB 205

 

Holy Gospel                                                                       Mark 4:26-34

26And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

30And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.


 

Hope’s Calendar

 

Sunday, June 17             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service

                                  

Wednesday, June 20       9:30 a.m.                       Sunshine Circle

11:00 a.m.                      Bible Class

 

Sunday, June 24             8:15 a.m.                       Bible Class

8:30 a.m.                       Sunday School

9:30 a.m.                       Divine Service

                                  

 

 

           

Birthdays

June 18            David Deist

June 18             Gregory Green

June 20             Jim Manns

June 23             Deb Purcell

June 24             Gary Pinkard

 

 Anniversaries

June 18             Clifford & Vera Neal

June 21             Jerry & Rosemary Seehausen

June 24             Ed & Deb Basham

 

 

 

 

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 65 Communion 55

Sunday School 6 Bible Class 9/7

 

Announcements

 

Happy Fathers Day!

 

Bible Class This week Bible Class will meet on Sunday and Wednesday at 11 a.m.  We continue Bible 101 with Genesis 24 and the marriage of Isaac. Next week Pastor will present his Higher Things break away on how to convert a Methodist to a Lutheran.

 

Silent Auction donation baskets are due Sunday, August 12th. We still have a few left so please take a look and see if there is one you would like to assemble and donate. Pick one on the board or come up with your own idea. Directions are posted above the board. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 26th @ 6 pm. Thank you to all who helped for Alton donation day.

Summer Food sign up is available in the narthex. If you are able to help on any Monday this summer please sign up so we know we have enough help. We need a minimum of four people each Monday from June 11-August 13. You must have a background check to be able to help.

 

Congratulations to our recent High School graduates Chance Trisler and Emma Sharich.

 

Season of the Church Challenge

% of Members in Worship 45%  (­ 0%)
# of Visitors in Worship 10 (­ 2)
% of Members in Bible Class 10% (0% )

 

Season of the Church Challenge is on! Throughout the Season of the Church, from Pentecost until Advent, we will be keeping track of the percent of our membership that have attended worship and Bible Class, and the number of visitors in worship. This is a friendly challenge to encourage us to invite members and non-members to worship and Bible Class. How well can we do? Have questions? See Pastor’s June Anchor article or talk with him.

 

Printed copies of the Anchor are available in the narthex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Greg.

 

 

Helping in the Lord’s House

 

Sunday, June 17

Music:               Jeanne Roth

Ushers:              Rick Angel, Mike Roth, Jim Manns, Randy & Travis Trisler

Acolyte:            Chloe White

 

Sunday, June 24

Music:               Erinn Hileman

Ushers:              Rick Angel, Kris McGuire, Eric Trisler, Tim Van Hoveln

Acolyte:            Ava Roberts

  

 

Serving in June

Lead Elder:  Tim Van Hoveln      Assisting Elder: Open

Altar Guild:  Joan Brown & Brandi Smith

Offering May 27th
Sunday School 0.00
Plate 208.00
Envelope 2065.00
 

Bldg

0.00
Total 2273.00
Needed Each Week 2264.78
Debt Fund 0.00
Improvements 0.00
Building Fund Accumulative Total 996.36

In Our Prayers this Week

For all the members of Hope and their families especially:

Bob & Bette Hall

 

For those needing long term care in nursing homes or at home:

Doloris Burnett, Barb Young, Doris Sibley, J.D. Lyming

 

For those who are sick, injured, or in any need:

Nancy Green; Elke Monroe; John Ficker; Sue Bousselot (Pr. Jacobsen’s sister); Lindly Assar; Elaine Jilek (cancer); Donna DeWitt (niece of White’s-breast cancer); Khloee Hall (patience & continued healing); Edna Woolsey; Karen Holt (friend of Susy Pohlman-brain cancer); Nicole Lewis; Mike Perkinson; Toni Darr; Carl Crawford; Norma Anderson (ongoing dialysis); Mark Schlieper (Susy’s nephew-cancer); George Hinson; Annetta Walsh (Doloris Burnett’s daughter-cancer treatments); Colby Merritt (Healing of his eye); Russell Wilson (friend of Marvin Frazer-cancer); Morgan (Merritt) Johnson (Judy White’s granddaughter); Paige Elledge (Pointers’ granddaughter-kidney trouble); J.D. Lyming; Stephen Ficker (cancer); Leroy Stiles (continued recovery); Tate & Jen Schmidt (Expecting a baby in July. Tate has a muscle disease giving their baby a 50/50 chance. Prayer for the baby’s health); Susy Pohlman (continued healing and recovery); Dick Zumwalt (leukemia); Angie Sharich (continued healing and recovery); Merle Lemon (Cancer); Molly Kallal (Niece of the Kallal’s-continued recovery)

 

For expectant mothers and their families, especially:

Megan Zilm, Katie Angel, Jen Schmidt, Nichole Lewis, Laura Hemmer

For the family of Don Fuller (Brother-in-law of the Kallals)

For the family of Richard Kratz ( father of Becky Nevlin )

 

In thanksgiving for the birth of Madeline Sarah Speckhard

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submitting Prayer Request

To submit a prayer request, please do one of the following:

        Write it on a yellow prayer request car ( found in each pew)

The request card may be given to an Usher, Pastor, or left on the

Secretary’s desk.

        Call the church office (618)498-3423

Email it to hopelutheran@gtec.com

Please note:  Prayers for ‘ill/recovering’ are listed for three weekends (unless specifically requested otherwise). If, at that time you would like your request to remain on the list, simply resubmit it. Thank you!

June Anchor

June 2018
Church’s Challenge
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you..”
-Matthew 28:19-20aOn Pentecost, I issued a challenge to you in my sermon. It was a challenge for you and for all of us as a church. The challenge I issued and gauntlet that I threw down was to see how many of our members we could get in church, how many visitors we could get in church, and how many members we could get in Bible Class between now and Advent (which begins in December). We will be keeping track of these numbers each week in our bulletin as the percent of members in worship, the number of visitors in worship, and the percent of members in Bible Class. The idea is to get as many different people, both members and visitors, in Hope’s door at least once during this Season of the Church.
The goal of this challenge is twofold. First, the obvious reason, is for the sake of our neighbor: that they would come to church. If they are members here, then they ought to be here and you serve them not by beating them with the Law, but inviting them with the Gospel to come and receive the gifts they have been promised by God. If they have a church home somewhere else, that is fine, invite them to come with you, here, even if it is just once. If they do not already have a church home somewhere, that is even more reason to invite them, that they might hear the Word of God proclaimed through Law and Gospel and the Holy Spirit would work in them faith.
While I have no doubt that the Word of God does not return void and without doing the work God intended for it to do, I am also realistic and understand that many of these people may not come back. Of course, we pray that they do, but if they do not, God’s Word proclaimed through our liturgy, hymnody, and preaching will do and fulfill God’s purpose for which He sends it out, however and whatever that might be or look like. That is God’s work, the work of the Holy Spirit, and we trust in Him to do what He will. This means that we don’t have to propose a change in church membership or huge commitment to come every Sunday for the rest of the Season, but that they come once and that God will do and work with His Word what He will do.
That is why my challenge for Bible Class is not a final total number (though perhaps another year it will be), but the number of different people because I believe God’s Word will do its work on every different individual who comes. Ultimately, it is not my challenge, but God’s Word which will work to retain these people and keep them coming back whether it is in worship or Bible Class.
The other purpose that I issued this challenge for is for you. It is to get you (and me) into a more frequent habit and more comfortable with inviting people to church. It is a hard and scary thing to do if it is not something we do regularly (perhaps like attending Bible Class may be), but with practice, with failure and success, it will become less scary, more comfortable, and more habitual when God puts before us a person He has chosen to come and remain in faith.
So for you, for your neighbor, and for service to God and church, I encourage you to take up this challenge. Make it a challenge between you and the every Sunday member next to you to see who can bring more people. Make the mission and work of God your own personal mission as you are God’s own.
In the mission of Christ,
Pastor Simek
May Attendance
Date Divine Service/Lord’s Supper Sunday School Adult Bible Class
5/6 78/56 8 6/7
5/13 83/63 5 6/6
5/20 112/76 N/A 8/6
5/27 67/52 N/A 7/

May Financial Report

Date Plate Envelope Debt Fund Misc
5/6 186 2195 50.75
5/13 196 3105 0 25
5/20 207 1715
5/27 297 1665
June at your service…
Elders
Tim Van Hoveln
Altar Guild
Joan Brown and Brandi Smith
Ushers 
First Sunday: Rick Angel, Jim Manns,
Nathan Martin
Second Sunday: Rick Angel, Ed Basham,
Third Sunday: Mike Roth, Rick Angel;
Randy & Travis Trisler
Fourth Sunday: Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire
                         Tim Van Hoveln, Rick Angel
Fifth Sunday: Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler
Acolytes for June
3                          Ava Roberts
10                        Emily Strubberg
17                        Chloe White
24                        Ava Roberts
Silent Auction Meeting
The silent auction donation baskets are out in the narthex. Please take a look at them and follow the directions listed above the basket board. If you have your own idea for a basket please fill out a slip at the table. Our next silent auction meeting will be June 12th @ 6pm.Alton Donation Day
Please sign-up if you are able to help get donations from around Alton on June 16th for the Silent Auction

 Sunshine Circle News
The ladies meet each Wednesday morning at 9:30 to quilt, work on banners for the sanctuary, and have devotions.  Please join them when you are able!

 Higher Things
The Youth chose to attend the conference in July 3-6 at Carleton College, Northfield MN.
We currently have 7 youth and 2 chaperones registered.

Bible Class
Join us Sunday mornings at 8:15 or Wednesday mornings at 11a. We are currently learning “Bible 101”

Congratulations
To our recent High School Graduates Chance Trisler and  Emma Sharich

Newsletter Items
Please note if you have any blurbs for the monthly Anchor, email them to the office no later than the
Third Sunday of the month at hopelutheran@gtec.com